Narrow wide, blackspire
buzzardPosted 4 years ago
CRC, but I dug up some interwebs hearsay about it http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=115909&start=60
ordered one, will try it out compared to the Raceface one on the other bike.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/94186938@N04/11844931446/Posted 4 years ago
finally got one, only a long term test will tell which is better.Oscillate WildlyMember
as mentioned above, the teeth are longer on the blacspire one, it basically looks the same as a XX1/X01 chainring
the raceface looks like a normal chainring in reality bar every other tooth being wider (not as high and profiled teeth all around), but ive never dropped a chain on a raceface one either, so it does still work, black magic or whatever you want to call it
defo think to look at the the blackspire one looks like it would hold it better if i hadnt already used a raceface onePosted 4 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
Northwind – Member
The taller teeth sounds like good sense on paper, not sure it’ll be doing a thing though since the shorter teeth seem to do a perfect job anyway.
yep exactly as my thoughts above, it looks like it should work better (more so as the teeth are higher you’d expect it to keep working the more it gets worn)
but as you say in real world testing the RF works just fine anyways so it doesnt really matter which you have
the blackspire one looks better if that counts for anything though as its plain unlike the lairyness of the RFPosted 4 years agocookeaaSubscriber
CRC only have the blackspire in 30T at the minute and the RF one seems to be available in most sizes… and the Works Components one is a couple of quid cheaper than either of those, but then does the Blackspire actually retain the chain that much betterer with those taller teeth? especially if you’re looking at going 1xN with a clutchless mech (Like what I be)…
I’m still umming and arrring over switching my 2×9 HT to 1×9 (I have been for well over a year now) and either keeping the 11-32 cassette or trying an 11-34 or even a cobbled together 11-36 HG61 just to see If it such a thing could work for me…Posted 4 years agocrankriderMember
The works ring does definately have taller teeth than the rf of a standard ring, that blackspire looks very tall though!
Will it be any better though? Most have no trouble with works or rf version.
I will keep going on but buy from works if you can, cheaper and made on our soil not in taiwan so you can feel all fuzzy about keepin that money on our island for a change 🙂Posted 4 years ago
thing is, they’re both new, so until we have a few reviews of how they hold up over a year or so of riding it’s too early to say.Posted 4 years ago
I wish the 30t ones had the inbuilt spacer either on bth sides, or had a removable spacer bit, it would have meant you could flip them over.
It’s an easy bodge, though.
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